The second lesson of Mock Tail by Zecca, our current Mystery Class, was all about the vase. The vase is painted flat but needs to look round and bulbous. So, how did we do that with stitches? Bargello was the answer. I designed a bargello stitch that curves and flows across the vase. It is wider and lower in the center of the vase to create a more dramatic roundness in that area.
That wasn’t the only trick I used. I also flipped that patter at the neck of the vase and the base of the base to create more movement and to exaggerate the shape of the vase.
The bargello pattern is worked in my newest threads Color Dreams Silk Perle and Twisted Silk Perle. I don’t have a lot of colors yet but it is a yummy thread to work with, perfect on 18ct.
Once the vase is complete we could move on to the leaves and the flowers.
The leaves and flowers work up quickly thanks to Modified Crescent Stitches and Buttonhole Stitches. The green really pops off the purple vase.
Lesson three of Mock Tails will be March 7. If you would like to join the fun, canvases are in stock. Here’s the link.
Santa Fe Felines is in process. Threads are on order. They will be here when they are ready and then they will be on their way to everyone waiting.
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